Explosion kills alleged bomb carrier in Basilan

ZAMBONGA CITY (Mindanews/02 July) – An improvised explosive went off Tuesday in Lamitan City in Basilan killing one person who police said could be the bomb carrier himself.

Lamitan City Vice Mayor Roderick Furigay said over the phone that the lone fatality remained unidentified citing the man was not carrying any identification papers.

Furigay said the suspected bomb carrier was driving a motorcycle when the bomb, which was placed in a bag the latter was carrying, exploded 3:40 p.m. Tuesday in Barangay Balagtasan, Lamitan City.

An amateur video sent to local reporters showed the alleged bomb carrier was clad in green short pants and dark-colored t-shirt.

He was driving a red motorcycle and it was not clear whether it has a registered plate number.

Furigay said the suspect was heading to Isabela City based on the initial investigation by the police. (MindaNews)